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Articles from the September 14, 2012 edition

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Residents gather to commemorate 9/11

The numbers were less than usual but familiar faces and new faces still appeared at the annual Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at JP Stone Community Bank in Portales where local residents come together to remember and honor those who died on a day... Full story

 

Fishing report: Sept. 14

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake...

 

9/11: Air Commandos run to remember

When 200,000 tons of steel fell from the sky on Sept. 11, 2001, trapping thousands of New Yorkers beneath the smoldering remains of what had once been the beating heart of the American dream, a generation learned the true meaning of loss; loss of a l...

 

Air Commandos come together to help out

Dozens of Air Commandos stationed at Cannon Air Force Base visited the Clovis Hillcrest Zoo as part of a volunteer beautification project, Aug. 31. Courtesy photo A group of volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base feed a giraffe Aug. 31 at The...

 

Air Force receives guidance for personnel, pay support

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Because of guidance released July 24, base-level military personnel and finance sections will be better able to seamlessly serve military members' needs during the December Military Personnel Data System...

 

Good grades can pay off at AAFES

According to the Military Child Education Coalition, an estimated 80 percent of military connected children are forced to move between 6 to 9 times as they complete their K-12 education and, along with geographical moves, comes changes in...

 

Upcoming exercise prompts preparation

The 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled to conduct a major accident response exercise Thursday at Cannon Air Force Base. Everyone on base between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. should expect extensive delays and changes to normal operations. Both gates to...

 

National POW, MIA Recognition Day observed

"Freedom is a little like air, you don't miss it until it's not there and then it takes a very few seconds to realize something critical has left your life." — Retired Lt. Col. James A. Fowler, Former Prisoner of War The president issues a... Full story

 

Dinner helps strengthen community bonds

As part of Air Force Special Operations Command, the 27th Special Operations Wing and its Air Commandos are part of a proud history and bound to a commitment of unpredictable sacrifices. The men and women proudly serving at Cannon Air Force Base...

 

16 SOS airman flies, fights, always wins

From the moment a couple receives the news they will soon welcome a beautiful bouncing baby into the world, they envision their child discovering the cure for cancer, becoming the leader of the free world, or exploring the recesses of some distant... Full story

 

In search of ponies: Taking the lead

When you let your child follow you with the grocery cart, it's usually not a matter of "if," but more a matter of "when" you will feel the inevitable impact on your heels. Much the same, only to a larger degree of severity, having a 900-pound animal...

 

Movie calendar: Sept. 14

Friday 7 p.m. — The Bourne Legacy, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Ice Age: Continental Drift, PG 7 p.m. — Studio Appreciation Advance Free Screening, R. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday 4 p.m. — Ice Age: Continental Drift, PG 7 p.m. — The...

 

What's happening: Sept. 14

Friday Fueled Bar Menu 4 p.m. The Landing Zone Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone End of Summer Bash 5:30 p.m. for Tweens 7 p.m. for Teens Youth Center Saturday Club Championship 7 a.m. Whispering Winds Llano Estacado Winery trip 9 a.m....

 

The Spouse Briefs: Voting is a privilege

The year I turned 18 and became an adult seemed like a pretty big milestone. I was in high school and found it interesting that from now on I was no longer legally considered a kid. Little did I know that my expectations of 18 were exceeded by...

 

School menus: Sept. 16

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, lettuce, tomato, apple.; Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, green beans, gape tomatoes, chilled...

 

Senior calendar: Sept. 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 8... Full story

 

Show will feature grapefruit techniques

Information on grapefruit, making a travel tote and molding chocolate dessert cups will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Eleisha Ensign, Executive Director of TexaSweet... Full story

 

Club notes: Sept. 16

Clovis Rotary Club The Clovis Rotary Club invites the community and surrounding areas to join them in celebrating New Generations month throughout the month of September. New Generations is Rotary International's newest avenue of service and was...

 

On the shelves: Sept. 16

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "The Civil War: An Illustrated History" by the editors of Time Magazine tells the story of the defining period in U.S. history in a volume that captures the battles, statesmen, great...

 

Don't forget to enjoy your life

It may seem unimportant, in an election year with political rallies going on for several weeks, but last weekend, this writer was able to cross another line on his bucket list. A bucket list, for those who did not see the movie, is a list of things y...

 

Many lessons learned from column business

Some days I make this columnist business look easy. Other days I wonder what I was thinking when I decided writing my thoughts down for a public consumption on a weekly basis would be a good thing to do. I think I started doing a column back about...

 

Lady Cats win tournament opener

ROSWELL — The Clovis High volleyball team rallied for a 14-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-8 victory over Silver on Friday in the opening round of the Zia Classic tournament. The win lifted the Lady Wildcats over the .500 mark for the season at 4-3. They...

 

Friday prep football summaries - Sept. 14

Fort Sumner 20, Capitan 6 Records: Capitan 0-3, Fort Sumner 2-1. Difference: Dallas McDaniel's 18-yard run with 3:14 left sealed the win for the Foxes. Difference-makers: Captian, Mikey Hamm threw a 10-yard TD pass to Robert Miller. Fort Sumner, Aaro...

 

Texico holds off Portales

TEXICO — It took the Portales Rams a while to get going Friday night. By the time they did, they were in too deep a hole to escape. Senior running back Shay Harrison rushed for 162 yards and three... Full story

 

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